Topic: GAFA

DMA is not the end of antitrust enforcement, Guersent says

The director-general of the European Commission’s competition authority has stressed that the agency will not be giving up on traditional antitrust enforcement in the digital economy following the introduction of the Digital Markets Act.

02 March 2021

Judge Mehta: DOJ’s discovery requests may stretch beyond Google suit

The judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s monopolisation case against Google has questioned whether the agency’s latest document requests are related to its lawsuit.

26 February 2021

DOJ document requests are overly broad and burdensome, Google says

Google has objected to information requests it received from the Department of Justice as part of the agency’s lawsuit challenging the company’s alleged illegal monopolisation of online search and advertising markets.

25 February 2021

Google accused of breaching interim measures in France

France’s Competition Authority has sent Google a statement of objections, accusing the tech company of breaching an interim order that forced it to negotiate an acceptable fee with news publishers for displaying their content.

24 February 2021

Vestager questioned on essential facilities omission from DMA

Margrethe Vestager has defended the omission of any reference to essential facilities in the European Commission’s proposed Digital Markets Act, arguing that the agency has found a middle ground between that doctrine and competition law enforcement.

23 February 2021

Developer claims Apple monopolised process for signing into apps

Apple has illegally tied its dominance over mobile software to thwart competition for a service that allows users to sign in to multiple accounts with a single username and password, the app developer Blix has said.

22 February 2021

Colorado AG: antitrust reform should reflect market realities

Reforms designed to address the decline in competition across much of the US economy should be framed around “market realities” rather than “rigid formalities”, Colorado attorney general Phil Weiser has said.

18 February 2021

Epic heads to EU in fight against Apple

Epic Games has continued its global crusade against Apple by filing an antitrust complaint with the European Commission.

17 February 2021

Kovacic: “Apocalypse narrative” about past enforcement is unhelpful

Efforts by some progressive antitrust advocates to depict past enforcement as a complete failure may inhibit their ability to bring about effective change, a former head of the Federal Trade Commission has said.

17 February 2021

Lee: antitrust laws sufficient to address the “totalitarianism” of Big Tech

The current US antitrust laws are more than up to the task in addressing the harm caused by the “corporate shadow state” of technology monopolies, the top Republican on the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee has said.

17 February 2021

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